02/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Best Place To Survive A Heart Attack: Las Vegas Casino

Is it just luck when somebody makes it through a catastrophic accident or illness?

After interviewing hundreds of survivors and experts from around the world, I've found that overcoming adversity comes down to a combination of factors. Here's how you can increase your own chances of surviving and thriving.

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